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For Immediate Release: 29 October 2008
Pearson PR Contact: Adam Gaber

WorldatWork to Offer Computer-Based Testing with Pearson VUE

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., October 29, 2008 — Pearson VUE, the electronic certification and licensure testing business of Pearson, today announced that WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals will add an on-demand, computer-based option to their certification testing program. Beginning October 2008, these exams will be delivered throughout the Pearson VUE-owned and -operated network of more than 200 Pearson Professional Centers as well as the expansive Pearson VUE® Authorized Test Center network throughout the globe.

WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals is an organization that certifies human resource professionals in the disciplines of compensation, benefits and work-life. WorldatWork Society designations include Certified Compensation Professional (CCP®), Certified Benefits Professional® (CBP), Global Remuneration Professional (GRP®), and Work-Life Certified Professional (WLCP®).

“We were looking for a convenient and flexible way to help busy human resource professionals become certified,” said Karen Kelley, Manager, Learning & Development, WorldatWork. “Computer-based test delivery meets many of these needs better than traditional paper-and-pencil-based programs, and we look forward to working with Pearson VUE to provide our candidates with the highest degree of security and consistency in the testing industry. We were careful to work with a partner that could meet our high standard of quality and customer focus.”

“We are pleased to be able to offer a computer-based alternative to WorldatWork Society candidates seeking certification,” said Robert Whelan, president of Pearson VUE. “We are confident that the Society’s HR professionals will enjoy the convenience of computer-based testing. Pearson VUE is committed to providing the most secure, high-quality testing environment for our clients’ testing programs, and we’re honored WorldatWork has entrusted its certification program to Pearson VUE.”

About WorldatWork®
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WorldatWork (www.worldatwork.org) is a global human resources association focused on compensation, benefits, work-life and integrated total rewards to attract, motivate and retain a talented workforce. Founded in 1955, WorldatWork provides a network of more than 30,000 members and professionals in 75 countries with training, certification, research, conferences and community. It has offices in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Washington, D.C.

About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world's largest and most secure network of test centers in 162 countries. Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), the international media company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education and the Penguin Group.

Last updated 2008-10-29